The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) has contracted with National Community Investment Fund (NCIF) to provide group training and individual technical assistance to Minority Community Development Entities (Minority CDEs). The purpose of the training and subsequent technical assistance is to ensure full understanding of how Minority CDEs can participate in the New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program) and to address identified challenges and needs Minority CDEs may face with such participation.
Under the terms of this contract, Minority CDEs who applied in any of the 2012-2016 NMTC Application rounds were invited to participate in this training and technical assistance in October 2016. The CDFI Fund has opened a waitlist for other Minority CDEs that would like to participate in this training initiative. Under this contract, the CDFI Fund is offering the following:
- Up to four workshops for group training
- Up to 25 one-on-one technical assistance trainings
Minority CDEs on the waitlist need to complete an eligibility survey. If eligible, Minority CDEs are to complete the CDE Information Form with detailed information about past applications, awards and CDE structure. In order to be eligible to participate in a group-training workshop in early 2017, Minority CDEs selected to participate must complete a Training and Technical Assistance Curriculum Intake Form at a later time. It is highly recommended that individuals completing the CDE Information Form are the Authorized Representatives of the Minority CDE. Participation in a training workshop (dates to be determined) is a prerequisite for the CDFI Fund to consider Minority CDEs for one-on-one technical assistance.
Minority CDEs interested in registering for the wait list should go to the following website: